House elevation grants available

Published 6:18 am Saturday, January 4, 2020

Dare County has received notice of the availability of FEMA grant funds for the elevation of homes in unincorporated Dare County under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Hurricane Dorian, DR-4465.

The program provides 100% funding to reduce or eliminate the risk of flood damage to buildings and structures. Those whose home their primary residence, agree to carry flood insurance after the elevation and whose home is structurally capable of elevating may qualify. Flood insurance coverage prior to applying is not required to submit an application.

Manufactured homes, structures elevated on a piling foundation or structures used for commercial or rental purposes are not eligible for funding consideration.

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The grant application includes the NC application, Dare parcel tax card, elevation certificate (if available), flood insurance card (if available) and insurance loss statement (if available).

Community meetings on the program will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Fessenden Center in Buxton and on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 168 of the Dare County Administration Building in Manteo.

Applications will be accepted at these meetings or can be secured by contacting Brent Johnson at 252-475-5628 or All applications must be received by the close of business on Jan. 22, 2020. Dare County will submit applications to the State of North Carolina and FEMA for review and evaluation. Submission of an application is no guarantee of funding.



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